Emmi is lonely and getting older. Salem is from Morocco and a full generation younger than she is.
Is Salem a white-tailed baby deer Bambi?
In a cabaret romance with some fairy-tale features with, for the basic starting point, the original screenplay by the legendary lmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a tenderly brutal motive of the love encounter of two diametrically di erent worlds comes to life. With Jan Frič‘s ironic detached self-con- dent directing gestation, in the penetrative and imaginative scenography by Jan Štěpánek, and with the participation of an Arabian dance quartet and sound of many hits using contemporary German pop music, a story will be told of which undoubtedly many women have been dreaming: Cinderella past her zenith and a sheik from a car repair shop. Love story in de ance. The story about the barriers thrown under the lover‘s feet by both the envious society and by themselves, and also about love that can move mountains of horrors closer.
Josef Balvín Award 2016/2017
„For the central couple of mismatched lovers, i.e. the ageing widow Emmi with Polish roots and the young immigrant from Morocco, Salem, Ivana Hloužková and Roman Blumaier were rightly cast for
the roles. They are an odd couple from the very rst moment, especially when taking on symbolic forms - for instance her that of the Snow White and him of Karl May‘s Red Indian hero Vinnetou.
Both are performing on the sharp edge between the serious and the phantasmagorical. They are the backbone of Jan Frič‘s provocative production that unequivocally treats both the topical theme of the immigrants, and the opportunities o ered by contemporary stage divested of the over-abundance
of technology. In a way, this production means a return to drama staging de ned uniquely by the characters and their meaningful actions; the associative space helps to esh out everything else.“ Sukces měsíce (The Success of the Month), Divadelní noviny